ERIC Number: ED123019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-15
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Crazy Horse, The Story of an American Indian.
Milton, John R.
A great monument is being blasted out of Thunderhead Mountain near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Slowly, Chief Crazy Horse emerges from the stone. One day he will sit on his Indian pony pointing over the Black Hills as though saying, "My lands are where my dead lie buried." This biography of Crazy Horse begins with sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski's mission on Thunderhead Mountain and ends with the story of Wounded Knee, 1890 and 1973. Crazy Horse, born around 1842, was a young man when the 1868 treaty at Laramie gave to the Sioux exclusive use of what is now the western half of South Dakota. The discovery of gold in the Black Hills made the treaty no more than a scrap of paper to white prospectors, soldiers, and settlers. He was a young man on June 25, 1876, the day he and his people defeated Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Crazy Horse, one of the greatest Sioux warriors, also died a young man, bayoneted in a U.S. guardhouse in 1877. This story of Crazy Horse is the story of the Sioux wars and of the Sioux way of life. It illustrates how, tragically, the cultures of the nomad Sioux and the white settlers led to conflict and death for both peoples. This book is intended for use in grades 5-9. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adults, American History, American Indians, Biographies, Cultural Background, Culture Conflict, Junior High Schools, Leaders, Reading Materials, Treaties, Western Civilization
Dillon Press, Inc., 500 South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Books
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